Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi
Our Government must be congratulated for its Ministry of Education allocation in our 2016/2017 National budget; it simply signifies its priority and commitment to our future Fijian leader’s educational welfare and this is all about correcting the many injustices of the past.
To make Fiji a literate country it requires a leader with the political will to make the necessary change, a visionary with a well balanced mentally and physically fit strong individual at the same time lead with an iron fist to implement and stand by their inclusive policies. The leaders must be one whom are seen determined to crack the whip and say, hey this is where the problem is, increase the budgetary allocation and review our education system with its various respective policies to move forward so we can all collectively progress. An amazing feat by Government through its education initiatives policies from its Free Kindergarten with its first time guaranteed teachers pay policy through year 1-8 elementary and year 10-13 high school and its now Free Technical College Campus of which Nadroga and Navosa is the latest recipient from this wonderful vision. What our Government is delivering to the nation was exactly what it promised all Fijians through its party manifesto pre-election that it will deliver exactly when they are voted back democratically to govern.
There is absolutely no truth in politicking or in that the FijiFirst party is campaigning in all these as claimed by the opposition party members and it is only delivering its undertakings on what a good visionary Government will always inclusively normally do.
Education, education and education, it changes many things and it is a fantastic armour. Perhaps Government will consider after they have lowered our country’s debt levels, they might want to smartly consider Free University for all eligible Fijians after 2018, but only for those professions our country lacks the necessary numbers. We must therefore tread very carefully and research how many large world economies have successfully or have failed in implementing such a scheme to date? We must not rush it just because we see other nations are applying and can afford to implement the same.
Right now let’s maintain our priorities through our National Budget but practically let’s live and see things through within our own means.